1 I know that my Redeemer lives;
He lives, and on the earth shall stand;
And though to worms my flesh he gives,
My dust lies numbered in his hand.
2 In this re-animated clay
I surely shall behold him near,
Shall see him in the latter day
In all his majesty appear.
3 With mine and not another's eyes
The King in beauty I shall view;
I shall from him receive the prize,
The starry crown to victors due.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #923
|First Line:||I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth shall stand|
I know that my Redeemer lives, He lives, and on the earth, &c. C. Wesley. [Resurrection.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and based on Job xix. 25. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 182.) It was included in the 1830 supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and retained in the 1875 edition. This hymn was included in Toplady’s Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 64, with an additional stanza from Wesley's Funeral Hymns, 1st series, 1746, No. 9, stanza xiii., "Ev'n now I taste that bliss divine."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)